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Re: epsi import looks black, prints OK

Larry.Kollar@arrisi.com wrote:
> >>   1) Use "eps2eps" to convert the exported PostScript
> >>      file to EPS format without a preview. You can import
> >>      that into Frame if you don't mind the grey box.
> >
> > I just tried it.  The imported EPS is indeed grey,
> > but I think the bounding box is oversized as the
> > outline is much bigger than the line art content.
> That's odd -- I created a quick line drawing in Frame
> to test it before I posted that, and eps2eps made a
> good tight bounding box for me. Try it again, but
> copy your drawing to a *blank* page (no headers or
> footers) before printing to PS.

Yes, I did.  The copied graphic was grouped, so I
could see how big it was.  I copied it onto a new
FM file with absolutely nothing, not even a text
frame (i.e. none in the master or body page).

> Another possible cause could be objects hidden beyond
> the visible portion of the anchored frame -- I've run
> into that before & it caused no end of trouble. Try
> pasting the drawing into a new anchored frame (but
> *don't* use Select All or you'll carry any hidden
> objects along anyway).
> Also, upgrade to GS 8.00 or later if possible; I ran
> into no end of problems with GS 7.xx.

Yeah, I'll have to look into that.  I'm not admin, so
I'll have to figure out all the resources that GS uses
and see if I can install those, too, as nonadmin.  Our
one-man admin team has got lots of stuff on his hands,
else I hoist it on his lap.

> Perhaps you should just redraw the graphic using a
> free tool like xfig, Dia, or OpenOffice Draw and
> save it as EPS... you probably would have spent less
> time doing that than trying all these other things. :-P
> --
> Larry Kollar, Senior Technical Writer, ARRIS
> "Content creators are the engine that drives
> value in the information life cycle."
>     -- Barry Schaeffer, on XML-Doc

xfig is a very sexy package.  I'm just not keen on
mixing an matching right now, particularly if it
means a likely journey of discovering how dated xfig is
on our system.  I think I'll fall back on good ol'
screen capture.  Thanks for your suggestions.

Fred Ma, fma@doe.carleton.ca
Carleton University, Dept. of Electronics
1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
Canada, K1S 5B6

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